October 29, 2019 — Loma Linda University Health hosted its annual Family Health Fair and 5K on Sunday, October 27.
The free community event welcomed over 1,300 kids and adults to enjoy various family-friendly activities, including a variety of health screenings, games, CPR demonstrations and healthy food samples. The outdoor kid zone offered bubbles, a photobooth, bounce house, face painting and more.
Nearly 900 people kicked off the event with the 5K walk/run — a record of participants since the event was added to the annual health fair in 2012. Additionally, 557 people armed themselves against illness by receiving a free flu shot.
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 1,000 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, Loma Linda University Health is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to over 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."